Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

Cultural Services

The Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium seats 2,001 and hosts a variety of major events ranging from the Marin Symphony to Marcel Marceau; from the Peking Acrobats to Tommy Tune; from Marin Speakers Series to The Beach Boys.

In addition, the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium is an excellent place for sales meetings, films, and special events.

Scheduling Procedures


In order to hold a specific date(s), producers are required to submit a completed Rental Application and deposit.

Producers will be sent a Rental Application; this application should be completed and returned with the rental deposit within ten (10) days. If the completed application and deposit are not received within ten (10) days at the Marin Center office, the dates will be released without notice.

There is a non-refundable deposit of $500 per day for the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.

The Director may require additional deposit monies when extraordinary janitorial services or damages to the facility are a possibility. The Director may deny the scheduling of events when, in her opinion, the event may have the potential to cause cancellation of other events due to excessive cleaning or repair time.

License Agreement

A License Agreement, which the producer signs prior to their event, authorizes use of the Marin Center facilities.

Unless booked on short notice, license agreements are ordinarily sent one hundred twenty (120) days before the event date. License agreements and base rental payments are returned within ten (10) days after receipt of the agreement. If not returned by that date, the event is subject to cancellation without notice. Additional expenses (equipment rental, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees I.A.T.S.E. stagehands rates, Marin Center Box Office, ushers, labor and clean-up fees, etc.) are deducted at the time of Box Office settlement, or billed to the producer following the event.

The Director reserves the right to require the base rental payment and all expense monies from a producer:

  • New, first-time producers of the Marin Center facilities may be required to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehand, ushers, etc.) at the time of receipt of the License Agreement.
  • If sufficient monies are not held by the Marin Center Box Office to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehands, ushers, etc.) fifteen (15) business days prior to the event date for ticketed events, the producer will be required to pay all expense monies prior to the event date.

Fee Schedule

Time Period: 8am to 5pm or 5pm to 12 midnight (Includes setup, takedown or rehearsal on day of performance)

  • Auditorium Rental:

    Item Description Fee
    Performance Single Performance or first Performance of Multiple Performances (a) $1,950 or 10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $3,300 per performance.
    Rehearsal No audience; set up and takedown other than on day of performance $900
    Multiple Performances (a)Additional performances of same production on same day or subsequent days $1,950 or 10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $2,750 per subsequent performance.
    (b) A minimum of 10 performances in one fiscal year July 1 to June 30. $1,950 or  10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $2,730 for each performance.
    Overtime Charge Per half-hour (1/2) beyond contracted time period or fraction thereof. $212
  • Equipment Rental (all prices per performance):

    The base rent includes: the stage, house curtains, intercom, and house sound system, including one microphone; also blackboard, chairs, music stands and lectern. Equipment not included in base rental: Rental fees do not include labor charges for set-up.

    Charges for theatrical equipment in the Auditorium are based on all equipment on an “as-is-where-is” basis; movement or modifications will be at producer's expense.

    Item Fee
    Stage monitors (4) $220
    Microphones (each) $15
    Ultra Arc - Follow Spot (each) $120
    Orchestra Shell per performance $120 plus setup labor charges
    Theatrical Lighting - Lekos or Fresnels $13 per instrument to a maximum $650.00
    Screen – 28 foot wide $50
    Marley $110
    Orchestra Pit Seating: 89 seats installed as Rows A, B, C $220 per performance plus setup labor charges
    Seat Installation: Rows 14, 15, 16 $200 plus set up labor charges
    Sound Reinforcement Package $540 per performance
    LED lights $3per light
  • Front-of-House Staff

    Staff Description Fee
    House Manager, Ticket-Takers and Ushers Initial four (4) hour time period $477 per performance
    After four (4) hours $120 per hour, or any fraction thereof
  • On-premise Sales Vendor Fee:

      Description Fee
    Per vendor and per location Non Profit Organizations $106.00 or 15% of gross sales, whichever is greater
    For Profit Organizations $106.00 or 15% of gross sales, whichever is greater
  • Additional Rooms:

    Name Description Fee
    Green Room Time Period: 8am to 5pm, or 5pm to 12 midnight $186
    Green Room Cleaning Fee (when used as a dressing room) $212
    Toyon Room Time Period: 8am to 5pm, or 5pm to 12 midnight $186
    Redwood Foyer Capacity up to 250 for post-event receptions $265
  • Marin Center Box Office – (415) 499-6800

    Charges do not include ticket printing and bankcard discount charges.

    Description Fee
    Reserved seating or General Admission with advance sales $1,060
    Per performance fee if a user presents ten (10) performances in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) $901


Certificate of Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsement naming County of Marin, its officers, employees and agents as additional insured.

  • Comprehensive General Liability: $1,000,000
  • Property Damage: $100,000


See Stagehand Rates page for additional information.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dick Daley, Event / Rental Manager at (415) 473-5034 or